John Pollock (1924-2012)
Christian author and biographer Rev. Dr John Charles Pollock passed into glory on 6 January, at South Molton Community Hospital, Devon, aged 88. He was taken ill on a walking holiday in Scotland and died after a short illness. The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Rose Ash, in Devon.
Dr Pollock was the official biographer of Billy Graham. His other influential biographies included Moody without Sankey; Wilberforce; The apostle: a life of Paul; and Newton the liberator, as well as accounts of John Wesley, Lord Shaftesbury, George Whitefield, Hudson Taylor and Gordon of Khartoum.
John Pollock was on the John Newton Project board of reference, along with the late Rev. John Stott. A statement from the Project spoke of Dr Pollock’s love of the outdoors, saying, ‘[His] strength of resolve was a hallmark of Dr Pollock’s life, which was filled with managing woodlands, writing, gardening, family history, music and travelling’.